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Wilcot, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Wilcot, a parish, with a village and three tithings, in Wiltshire, on the Avon and Kennet Canal, 2 miles W by N of Pewsey station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Pewsey; money order and telegraph office, Pewsey. Acreage, 3022; population of the civil parish, 548; of the ecclesiastical, 497. The manor belonged in the Norman times to Edward of Salisbury, passed to the Lovells, and remained with them till the time of Henry VII. Wilcot Manor House and Stowell Lodge are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £175 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWilcot Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Wilcot:

1564-1842 1605-18421605-1842

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wilcot from the following:


Online maps of Wilcot are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN9
Post TownPewsey